Hill Businesses Gear Up for Fall

September 14, 2018
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Hill Businesses Gear Up for Fall

With autumn upon us, many Beacon Hill stores are gearing up for the season. Jack Gurnon, owner of Charles Street Supply, a hardware store located at 54 Charles St., said most of his business at this time of year comes from returning college students who typically purchase items like tool kits, picture hooks and...
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Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge Across Storrow Opens to the Public

September 14, 2018
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The $12.5 million Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge – a 230-foot-long, steel arch span that links Beacon Hill/Charles Circle to the Charles River Esplanade – is now open to the public. The 14-foot-wide, 750-foot-long, multi-use bridge was constructed as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) $300-million renovation of the Longfellow Bridge, which links Charles...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

September 14, 2018
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New DOT data after the re-opening of the Longfellow Bridge On September 6th, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation held a public meeting to present data now that the Longfellow Bridge has been fully re-opened for two months. Upon the re-opening many stakeholders, including local politicians, advocacy groups and neighborhood organizations such as the BHCA,...
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Michael Grogan Elected to Beacon Hill Village Board

September 14, 2018
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Michael P. Grogan, who moved his business, Grogan & Company, to 20 Charles Street in 2013, is nationally recognized for his skills in appraising and auctioning heirloom furnishings and jewelry of value. But not as well known is how highly he values being part of a community. For example, during the 30 years in...
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Students are Invited to Apply for City’s Exam Schools

September 14, 2018
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) will offer the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for admission to the city’s three examination schools on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. Testing will take place at seven locations across the city. The deadline for registration is Sept. 21. Students must currently be in Grades 6, 8 or...
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BHAC Agenda

September 14, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5 p.m.in Boston City Hall at Piemonte Room on the 5th Floor. Violations 19.176 BH 60 Chestnut Street Applicant: John Holland, Holland Companies. Proposed Work: Installation of deck railing at rooftop deck at rear garage; installation...
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Police Briefs 09-11-2018

September 14, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat Burglary – Residential  08/29/18 – A Lime Street resident reported an unknown male suspect caught on a neighbor’s video camera throwing a brick through the glass of the inner hallway door of his apartment some time between 9 p.m. on Aug. 28 and 8 a.m. the next day. The suspect then...
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Global Leaders Dither While Disease Races to Latin America

September 14, 2018
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You’re nearly twice as likely to die from colon cancer living in a Latin American country than you are living in the United States. Global health leaders are trying to fix this disparity. But unfortunately, they’ve misdiagnosed the problem. Some blame intellectual property protections for pharmaceuticals. They argue that allowing companies to patent new...
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Happy Rosh Hashanah

September 14, 2018
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We join the community in wishing our friends and neighbors of the Jewish faith a happy and healthy New Year. Rosh Hashanah began Sunday night at Jewish places of worship and the services include the traditional sounding of the shofar. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement, which begins next Tuesday at...
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Obituaries 09-11-2018

September 14, 2018
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Denise C. Rollinson Sassower Emergency medicine physician, nutritionist and fitness enthusiast Denise C. Rollinson Sassower, MD, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 19. For 24 years, she was the very beloved wife of Dr. Kenneth C Sassower.  She was also the loving daughter of the late John and Therese Lefebvre Rollinson; the dear...
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Women’s Forum Opens Sixth Season on Sept. 11

September 10, 2018
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Women’s Forum Opens Sixth Season on Sept. 11

A new social phenomenon appeared on the Boston scene in 2013: the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF). Many wondered, at the time, some dismissively, “What can it possibly be?” Five years later, BHWF is “Boston strong,” and the value and meaning of the group has emerged with greater clarity. Founded by brainy Beacon Hill...
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Boston Voters Back Pressley; Hill Voters Support Zakim

September 10, 2018
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Like voters throughout the 7th Congressional district, Boston showed its support for Ayanna Pressley who unseated 10-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in Tuesday’s upset victory in the Democratic primary. According to the city’s unofficial election results, 64 percent of Boston voters cast their ballots for Pressley, compared with Capuano’s 36 percent. Throughout the...
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Charles River Bistro Celebrates Five Years along the Charles River Lagoon

September 10, 2018
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This year, Boston’s beloved, Charles River Bistro, located on the banks of the Charles River Lagoon, celebrates its 5th anniversary. Under the leadership of owner, Chris Sinclair, The Bistro has introduced a number of exciting additions including a newly enhanced food and beverage menu as well as a brand new, lighted beer garden fence...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

September 10, 2018
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A Bit of BHCA History The shelves at the Beacon Hill Civic Association at 74 Joy Street are full of ledgers and meeting notes dating back to the founding of the organization in 1922. The first meeting of what was then called the Beacon Hill Association took place on December 5, 1922, at 4...
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Patterned Behavior Art Mural Extended Additional Year on Esplanade

September 10, 2018
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Patterned Behavior was intended to enliven a concrete-heavy portion of the park and reduce graffiti vandalism. The vibrant and playful design is enjoyed by the thousands of people who utilize this section of the Esplanade every day, including commuters on Storrow Drive, bicyclists, boaters, rowers, runners, and pedestrians.  The mural debuted to critical acclaim,...
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Mayor Walsh Recognizes National Recovery Month, Launches ‘Recovery Month Book Club’Events Throughout the City

September 10, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a series of events marking September as Recovery Month, a national observance that aims to combat the social stigma around addiction, celebrate recovery, and promote overall awareness. Programming starts today with an overdose prevention training at City Hall to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. City Hall will be lit...
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Area A-1 Sees No Change in Part One Crime

September 10, 2018
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As the summer of 2018 was drawing to a close, Area A-1 had seen no change in the rate of violent and property crime from the previous year. According to Boston Police, 1,610 incidents of Part One crime were reported between Jan. 1 and Aug. 19 of this year in the area, which includes...
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ImprovBoston Celebrates 10 Years of Comedy with Festival on September 5 – 9

September 10, 2018
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Experience the future of comedy delivered by thirteen teams of amazing up-and-coming artists. After a year-long search for underrepresented comedic voices from all over North America, ImprovBoston is set to deliver a laugh-packed week of impactful, top-notch and completely improvised entertainment. The 10th annual Boston Improv Festival, formerly the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, showcases...
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The BUZZ on Dogs: Poop Really Stinks

September 10, 2018
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Some of Beacon Hill’s most charming residents are the canine kind. As a matter of record, there are 185 adorable pooches registered on the Hill and 7,000 in all of Boston, according to the city’s registry. They are good neighbors who want to do the right thing: play ball, lick kids, chase squirrels and...
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Police Briefs 09-04-2018

September 10, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Building 08/23/18 – A Hancock Street resident reports unknown person(s) entered his apartment through a fire-escape door some time between noon on Aug. 22 and 7 a.m. the next day and stole two watches and a wallet containing U.S. currency and bank/credit cards,...
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Back to School

September 10, 2018
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Dear Editor, September is one of my favorite months. The weather is getting cooler, football is back in season, and students like yourselves are heading back to school. You might not know it, but it takes a village to prepare for the first day of school. Your teachers, principals, and custodians have spent the...
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Hot, Hot, Hot

September 10, 2018
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News reports about the hot weather and all of the records for high and highest-low temperatures that have been set this month in our region have become so commonplace that it is all-too-easy to read the headlines and move on to other news. But the reality is this: Global warming and the attendant climate...
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Founders Memorial on Common Gets Facelift, Thanks to FOPG Board Member

September 4, 2018
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Founders Memorial on Common Gets Facelift, Thanks to FOPG Board Member

When Friends of the Public Garden board member John Winthrop donated $13,000 for the restoration of the Founders Memorial on the Boston Common, he was not only helping to preserve an iconic piece of public art, but also honoring his own familial heritage, since the memorial depicts an image of the first governor of...
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North Washington Street/Charlestown Bridge Replacement Receives Notice to Proceed

September 4, 2018
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North Washington Street/Charlestown Bridge Replacement Receives Notice to Proceed

J.F. White Contracting Co. – the Framingham-based general contractor for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s replacement of the North Washington Street/Charlestown Bridge – has received a Notice to Proceed (NTF) for the project. According to MassDOT officials, the project is expected to get underway later this summer or this fall, and to continue through...
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